Anterior dislocation in a total knee arthroplasty: A case report and literature review.

Abstract

Dislocations of a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are an uncommon injury and only few cases of anterior dislocations have been reported. We report a rare case of anterior dislocation of a 10-year-old posterior stabilized total knee arthroplasty in a 74-year-old woman. The patient was successfully treated by close reduction of the dislocation followed by immobilization in full extension with a long leg cast. Because of a high risk of neurovascular complications, a high index of suspicion for vascular injury must be maintained. For this reason, a proper diagnosis is required and immediate reduction is recommended.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jor.2014.06.014

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@article{Conti2015AnteriorDI, title={Anterior dislocation in a total knee arthroplasty: A case report and literature review.}, author={Antonella Conti and Lawrence K. C. Camarda and Salvatore Mannino and Liliana Milici and Michele D'Arienzo}, journal={Journal of orthopaedics}, year={2015}, volume={12 Suppl 1}, pages={S130-2} }